Inspired solution to the global NEET crisis
I am currently completing a placement at graduate internship agency called Inspiring Interns. And itâ€™s a company that lives up to its name.
I have found that an ABB A-levels, a 2:1 from a red brick uni and a MA leaves me close, yet so far from an elusive full-time â€˜graduateâ€™ job. Â To my frustration even â€˜graduate entry levelâ€™ jobs require experience of some sort.
Graduates are faced with a catch 22 situation. Without a job, you canâ€™t get any experience, but without experience you canâ€™t get a job. Thatâ€™s where Inspiring Interns comes in.
They hook you up with a company who will take you on and train you. The company will pay for your travel and lunch expenses, which many scream is exploitation, but I think is the lucky break that most graduates desperately need. And itâ€™s one of the few offers open to them. Moreover, the majority of Inspiringâ€™s internships lead to paid, full-time roles.
After many a day looking for jobs online, I opted to work for free at Inspiring Interns because I wanted to get out of my house, and proactively do something to get a job.
Iâ€™m very lucky. Iâ€™m not on the dole. Because if I was, I wouldnâ€™t be allowed to take up this opportunity. Iâ€™m not working in Mc Whatever to pay the rent, because I live at home. To put it simply, Iâ€™m relying on my parents. But itâ€™s the only way I can move my life forwards.
Most people wait for lucky breaks. I went to Inspiring Intens because they bring them to you.
Across the world, millions of graduates, are sitting at home waiting for a break. They are Not in Education, Employment or Training. Having been told my parents, teachers and politicians, throughout my life that an education will get you ahead, many young people are sat at home disillusioned and depressed, or working in a McDead-end job wondering why on earth they tried so hard at getting ahead in the first place. Luckily with Inspiring Interns, I no longer need to be a NEET.
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